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Bill Devries
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Kenny Washer
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Raymond Ehlers
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Steve Manaugh
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Josh Gourley
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Madison IN

Tower 4 at the Lanier Mansion Halloween event.


Fire Prevention Continues

Members of Engine One, Engine Five and Tower Four displayed apparatus and equipment to students of Pope John Elementary School. Meanwhile, Dave Wolfschlag presented a fire safety program to students in the cafeteria.

The Ones Celebrate 175 Years of Service

Indiana’s oldest fire company, Fairplay Fire Company No. 1 celebrated 175 years of service on September 17, 2016, hosting firefighters from other city and county fire companies as well as from nearby communities. Presentations were also made by the Indiana State Fire Marshall and other agencies and officials.

Mayor Presentation

Mayor Welch, Chief DeVries and Deputy Chief Washer Presenting City Honors.

Chief DeVries

Chief DeVries gives a presentation.

State Rep Terry Goodin

Indiana State Representative Terry Goodin.

State Fire Marshall

Indianan State Fire Marshall James Greeson

Members Awarded

Member Service Awards (L-R): Paul Hemmer (42 yrs), Bob Chandler (44 yrs), Bob Anger (47 yrs), Bob Armstrong (54 yrs), Joe Knoebel (42 yrs), John Knoebel (52 yrs), Don Vaughn (62 yrs),
Carl Morgan (63 yrs)

MFD Donates Supplies to Local Grade Schools

Madison fire companies donated to a program sponsored by Kroger to provide school supplies to underprivileged grade school students and delivered the supplies to the schools.
Chief DeVries
Engine 2 at Kroger
Tower 4 with Don McKay and Bob Schoenstein
MFD donates to local schools

Madison Fire Department News and Events


Squad 51, Where are You?

Squad 51, the latest addition to the MFD fleet, is housed at Station 5. The squad is used for first responder medical runs, hazmat responses and carries investigation tools and supplies.
Squad 51

Downtown Kitchen Fire

at the fire scene
kitchen fire
mfd firefighters

May 3 Shed Fire On West Third Street…

shed fire on 3rd st
shed fire

Firefighter Compensation Program Announced

In an effort to improve firefighter recruiting and retention, the Madison Fire Department has developed a pilot program for partial compensation. The program awards points for various activities including, but not limited to, response to alarms and training. Points are on a varying scale based upon firefighter rolls including interior firefighters, support rolls, company officers, driver-operators, etc. City fire officers are not eligible for the program. For more information, please contact Chief Devries,

New Rescue Unit for City Use

Walnut Street Fire Company No. 4 is now housing a city-owned fire utility vehicle, a Kawasaki Mule. It carries 50 gallons of Class A foam, two pressurized water extinguishers, two 20-pound dry chemical extinguishers, a Class K extinguisher and assorted tools. It can also carry a stokes basket for transporting patients.

The unit will primarily be used during Madison’s many festivals when access is limited for first line fire apparatus, and it can be used in rough terrain.
Fire Rescue Unit


Confined Space Fire

MFD at a confined space fire under a house on Orchard Street, April 3, 2016.
fire in crawl space
Orchard St fire


MFD Training Classes

Battalion Chief Gourley recently conducted an Instructor I training in April 2016.
instructor 1 training


Chief Gives a Tour

Chief Devries conducted a tour of the new Super ATV manufacturing plant prior to occupancy.
Chief Devries conducting tour


The Fours Assists Rotary Lift

Walnut Street Fire Company No. 4 assisted Rotary Lift in testing their latest lift prototype.
testing Rotary Lift new lift
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